MAC addresses and Mikrotik images

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jantypas
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MAC addresses and Mikrotik images

Post by jantypas » Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:50 am

I've just purchased my EVE-NG pro, and it's up and running. I was able to create my topology and get everything started. I've got Linux machines and several Mikrotik routers. (V7). I've noticed two things -- I'm sure it's my fault, but that isn't helping me much :-)
  • If I attempt to use the clickable console -- Mikrotik does open up, but nothing shows up, as if it can't handle ssh or telnet.
  • A bigger problem. The qemu nodes for ROS7 start, for example with 50:00:00:01:00:00, but Mikrotik has its own way of numbering MAC addresses for say eight interfaces. The first might be 50:00:00:01:00:00:01 and the next is 50:00:00:01:00:04... How do people handle this? Do I just have to create a unique MAC for each interface on each router, or do I do something in EVE-NG. This matters because ether1 suddenly becomes ether5 etc.

jantypas
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Re: MAC addresses and Mikrotik images

Post by jantypas » Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:05 am

It's not an answer, but a crude workaround -- and, I've found it's not just Mikrotik, but VyOS and Linux as well, so it's an EVE-NG problem at least.
For Mikrotik, I just gave up and re-named the Ethernet interfaces to what EVE-NG wanted. For example, if I have 8 interface,s ether5 is really Eth1, and ether8 is really Eth3.

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